Opening ceremony of the Green Capital of Europe

Opening ceremony of the Green Capital of Europe

Tallinn European Green Capital logos

At the opening ceremony on January 21, EU Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius and 2022 European Green Capital Grenoble Mayor Éric Piolle will hand over the European Green Capital title to Tallinn.

The creative team of the opening ceremony is made up of the actors of the Tallinn City Theater: Mikk Jürjens is the artistic director, Sandra Uusberg and Kaspar Velberg are the evening hosts. Acclaimed musicians Vaiko Eplik and Eliit, Puuluup, Andres Kõpper, JT Conception will perform at the ceremony.

“The opening ceremony is a kind of theater performance, which includes specially created musical performances, short films, speeches and surprises. In order to make the world a better place, we have to feel it to the core and help – both as a city and as citizens,” artistic director Mikk Jürjens described the upcoming performance.

Tallinn received the European Green Capital title from the European Commission in the fall of 2021. The city’s well-thought-out vision and strategic goals for becoming greener and more sustainable were especially highlighted.

In the year of the Green Capital, Tallinn’s main themes are preservation of biodiversity, climate, green innovation and sustainability management. The program of the European Green Capital in 2023 has exciting activities for all residents of Tallinn, including more than 60 events. Many projects and activities focus on environmental awareness and involvement.

The opening ceremony will be streamed online: watch the live broadcast here!